Posted on October 03, 2014

Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) students held their 5th annual cancer community outreach activity on October 1 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It was launched by the newly-elected executive members of Qatar Pharmacy Undergraduate Society (QPhUS) alongside 1st, 2nd and 3rd-year pharmacy students.

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Faculty, staff and students visited the breast cancer booth to learn about the disease, its detection and prevention. The program included the communication of key messages on the latest survival rates, reducing risk factors, and the pharmacist’s role in disease awareness and prevention, as well as a screening of a video on “Muslim Women and Breast Cancer” that co-related breast self-exams and performing wudhu. Visitors were also encouraged to leave a pink fingerprint in support of cancer survivors.

“Today is an opportunity directed at young females to learn more about cancer and its prevention in a comfortable environment where they can ask personal questions of fellow students”, said QPhUS President Shorouk Abdelkader, adding, “this is also our chance to encourage students to perform self-exams and take this learning home to discuss with their family members”.